Archive for October, 2014

Men’s soccer team adopts young team member

Men’s soccer team adopts young team member

While winning on the field may be a priority for the defending Summit League champions, the University of Denver men’s soccer team also has taken on a different kind of opponent this season: cancer. Last summer, head coach Bobby Muuss and the rest of the team adopted 13-year-old Ben Brewer […]

Lamont Opera looks for another hit with fall musical ‘South Pacific’

Lamont Opera looks for another hit with fall musical ‘South Pacific’

Ticket sales at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music increased 123 percent between 2012–13 and 2013–14, largely due to the huge success of the Lamont Opera Theatre’s first-ever fall musical, “Oklahoma!,” which sold out three of its four performances last October. Lamont Opera director Kenneth Cox is hoping […]

Sesquicentennial homecoming celebration features expanded list of activities

Sesquicentennial homecoming celebration features expanded list of activities

The yearlong 150th anniversary celebration at the University of Denver has its final major event at the end of October: the annual Homecoming & Family Weekend, a celebration that takes on extra significance this year both because of the University’s sesquicentennial anniversary and because of the arrival of new Chancellor […]

Former Pioneer Angelo Ricci helping to shape hockey’s future

Former Pioneer Angelo Ricci helping to shape hockey’s future

“We always talk about all the different things that go into it, but the greatest thing is that it’s hockey, no matter what level,” says Angelo Ricci (BSBA ’95), founder of Ricci Hockey Consulting. “It’s getting on the pond, playing with the puck and having some fun with your buddies.” […]

Islander’s diverse experiences fuel interest in business degree

From volcanoes to the Rockies, surfing to skiing, beaches to blizzards, there aren’t many places in the United States that are more different from Colorado than Hawaii. These are just some of the changes that first-year student Bram Paikuli can expect as he makes the move from his home on […]

First-year business major Bryan Yoshida has international aspirations

First-year business major Bryan Yoshida has international aspirations

The first year of college is inevitably different for every student. While some arrive on campus unsure of what the next four years has in store for them, others, like Bryan Yoshida, have a very clear picture of what they want to get out of their college experience. “I want […]

Sturm College of Law adds master of legal studies program

The University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law has added another degree to its curricular roster. The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program, which can completed in as little as one year, is designed for graduate students and professionals whose careers would be enriched by the study of law, the […]

Alumnus celebrates 50th birthday with 50 marathons

Alumnus celebrates 50th birthday with 50 marathons

For some people, a 50th birthday might involve some anxiety, a midlife crisis or maybe a fabulous vacation. But David Knapp (PhD ’96) has other plans for his 50th, which falls on Oct. 16: his 46th marathon of the year. The avid runner and Denver-based consultant has been celebrating the […]

First-year student shows entrepreneurial spirit

While the use of tablets and smartphones has become commonplace in the world of academia and business, first-year University of Denver student Zach Burmeister found a way to take things one step further. For the last year, Burmeister has been developing and testing his own set of iPad applications called […]

University College graduate is the brains behind one of Denver’s oldest craft breweries

University College graduate is the brains behind one of Denver’s oldest craft breweries

As the sheer number of Colorado craft breweries at Denver’s annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) makes clear, the state has become a mecca for microbrewers. More than 125 Colorado breweries — out of some 700 nationwide — are taking part in the 2014 GABF, which runs Oct. 2–4 at […]